A flower that smells like fake dying bee scams thieving flies into pollinating it for free
Terrestrial behavior has evolved in at least 33 families of living fish
Sandstone-mining bees even tunnel into abandoned pueblos
New scans of the structures—termed bioherms—reveal odd nets, rings, and ripples of unknown origin
How do you eat a live jellyfish? Verrrrry carefully
A vast group of mollusk-like microbes toting shells and trapping bacteria has many more members than suspected
Where civilization-destroying weapons once lay, humble wood ants meet a science-fiction-like end
Morels, odd yet delicious, are often hard to find—but not in western forests that just burned
A pair of look-alike lichens may have outed a creature that escaped detection by biologists for centuries
"Objective" documentaries may be unintentionally biasing viewers
...and it doesn't reach sexual maturity until around 150
A mushroom, an insect skin and a mammal hair all walk into the same piece of amber...
Lighting up is the rule, not the exception, for marine fish
What goes on under the forest floor may astound you
Could you survive on only the moisture in fog? This moss can
The water flea Daphnia grows its own helmets, spikes and crests in response to chemical cues that predators are near
Jurassic butterflies disappeared a full 45 million years before the first caterpillar decided to grow up and become a beautiful butterfly—again
If you can make it on Earth, can you make it on "Mars"?
Natural history is vanishing from the academic ecosystem, and it may be harming our ability to make big theoretical advances
A few sharks fluoresce like ravers at a club. But why?